Bunker Hill Regional Park Engagement Photography | Aly and Bill

Remember the week after Christmas when we got that “snowstorm” that turned into rain and then solid ice the next day? Well, we headed just 30 min north of the Twin Cities and it was a completely different world! Bunker Hill Regional Park was the perfect winter wonderland for Aly and Bill’s engagement session. I’m so glad we were able to get their photos done before that fleeting snowfall melted! These two will tie the knot this coming summer and we are so excited to photograph it for them!

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Engagement Photography on Nordic Skis | Kim and Stephen

Kim and Stephen are high school sweethearts with a lot of love for nordic skiing! In fact, Ari coached them both on the XC ski team during their high school years. So it was a no brainer to include skiing into their engagement photos! With the lack of natural snow around these days, we headed to the man made snow at Theodore Wirth Park. To add some variety to their session, Kim and Stephen decided to start out wearing sweaters and jeans before changing into their cross country ski wear and getting out their skinny skis!

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How to Infuse Your Personality into Your Engagement Session!

Are you ready for post #2 in our engagement sessions series? If you read our first post about engagement sessions then you already know that I love engagement sessions! To sum up that first post; engagement sessions are a great way for you to get in front of the camera before your wedding day and to get to know what your photographer’s working style is like! Another great thing about them is that there's also more time to play, stretch creatively and infuse a bit of yourself into your images! Which is what this post is all about!

Infusing your personality into your engagement session doesn't have to be complicated, you can think about a hobby that you enjoy doing together, maybe two hobbies that clash in a funny way, or simply a place that you like to go together. Think about what you like to do together.

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Where/How Did you Meet?

This couple met in a class they took together at St. Scholastica in Duluth. We started in front of this iconic building and then went to another location in Duluth to add variety to their images.

This couple met in a class they took together at St. Scholastica in Duluth. We started in front of this iconic building and then went to another location in Duluth to add variety to their images.

Maybe the local beer scene is your jam?

These two like to try new beers at different breweries around the Twin Cities. So after taking some photos at a local park, we headed to Utepils for some images in their tasting room.

These two like to try new beers at different breweries around the Twin Cities. So after taking some photos at a local park, we headed to Utepils for some images in their tasting room.

Maybe you found mugs with your nicknames on them…

Now that’s just plain adorable, and an easy addition to bring to your engagement session!

Now that’s just plain adorable, and an easy addition to bring to your engagement session!

Or T-shirts with an inside joke on them…

The whole session doesn’t have to be about these shirts. This couple did an outfit swap after taking most of their images wearing different tops.

The whole session doesn’t have to be about these shirts. This couple did an outfit swap after taking most of their images wearing different tops.

What are your hobbies?

She likes road cycling, he’s likes the mountain biking trails. After snapping some shots wearing summery clothing they changed into their cycling clothes and brought out the tandem bike.

She likes road cycling, he’s likes the mountain biking trails. After snapping some shots wearing summery clothing they changed into their cycling clothes and brought out the tandem bike.

First they frolicked in the snow wearing sweaters and jeans. Then they changed into their nordic ski wear for some photos on their skis!

First they frolicked in the snow wearing sweaters and jeans. Then they changed into their nordic ski wear for some photos on their skis!

What are your ideas? We’d love to hear them!